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On May 16, 2019, at about 1 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Gold Bluffs Beach area in Northern Humboldt for the report of four stranded hikers.
The subjects told dispatchers that the group had hiked several miles from their vehicle to camp on the beach. However due to stormy weather conditions, the group’s tent blew away and the subjects had become stranded without shelter. As deputies responded to the area, the group was able to hike a trail to the Gold Bluffs Beach Campground and take shelter in a public restroom facility.
Deputies located the four hikers, who were cold but in good condition. Deputies transported the group back to their vehicle without further incident.
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to offer a few tips for those choosing to camp or hike in our county: